Photo: Jessica Saggio Wochit, Florida Today
“Hopkins Avenue in Titusville has long served as a hub for the city’s small businesses and a main thoroughfare for motorists.

It’s also an aging road that’s been neglected for decades, peppered with patched potholes, without bike lanes and lined with uneven sidewalks.

‘Whoever patched this road must work for Disney, because it’s a pretty good ride coming down here,’ said Gary Hall, who is the ‘sauce boss’ at Smokin’ Oaks BBQ on Hopkins.

But that may all change in the coming months as the city moves forward with major plans to overhaul the road, repaving it from State Road 50 to where it intersects with US 1 near downtown.

The $7.4-million Hopkins Avenue Complete Streets Project will also add bike lanes, improve pedestrian and bus stop areas, add a marked center lane, upgrade traffic signals and add landscaping, among other additions…

Complete Streets projects are funded through the Florida Department of Transportation…

Once the Complete Streets project is completed, lanes may feel a bit more narrow, he said, due to the addition of the bike lane, but ‘the corridor will feel comfortable for everyone to travel (regardless of their mode of transportation).’…”

— Jessica Saggio Wochit, Florida Today
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